The Day of Honor is celebrated by various Star Trek Klingon themed clubs throughout fandom. May 15th, the Day of Honor, hosted by the IKV Stranglehold, will be held in Westview Park, Mira Mesa. The celebration begins at 10am. Admission is free, but if you plan to eat there is a fee of $7.00 per adult, 13 years and older, and $3.00 for kids up to age 12.
A section of the park is taken over by the crew, Klingon banners are set flying, and tables decorated with Klingon props are set out, as well as tents and pavilions for shade. The attendees are costumed, but it is not a requirement to attend the celebration. The park is near the 15 freeway, with picnic tables and a playground on the lower level.
Attendees are broken up into teams, and competitions are held throughout the day. Pugel Sticks and Hucker Hauser are games of balance. Kavok—throwing a spear through a rolling hoop—is based on a Klingon game from the Star Trek show. There is a water gun challenge, puzzle challenge, and a round of Whose Line is it Anyway? There may be bat’leth demonstrations (a Klingon weapon from the show), and a boasting story-telling competition. Medals fashioned in the Klingon style are given as awards to the winning teams at the end of the celebration.
Though the Day of Honor Celebration is Klingon themed, other costumes are allowed, and there have been pirates in attendance in the past.
Go enjoy the celebration, see the crew in action, and speak to K’Han Den (Dennis Hanon) if you are interested in joining the Stranglehold crew.